Grace Hopper Celebration Winners

The Windows Insider Women in Computing Award sends up to 10 college women majoring in computer science (or a related field) to Grace Hopper, one of the largest gatherings of women technologists in the world. Winners will receive a paid trip to Grace Hopper, followed by mentoring at Microsoft Headquarters.

Congratulations to this year’s winning entrants and a huge thank you to all of the amazing women who applied for this award. We are immensely proud to have received your applications and to know you are transforming the field of technology. Read more about the winners’ stories here.

2018 Winners

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Daniela Alves Ridel

Sao Carlos, Brazil


"I hope to create a system that can enable autonomous cars to estimate when a pedestrian is intending to cross a street. Being able to see your code running on a platform and seeing the results is amazing."



University of Sao Paulo


Computer Science